The Kids-N-Hope Foundation Donates $602,500 to Children’s Health and Life Service Organizations and Local Area Hospitals
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation has announced $602,500 in annual contributions to support their mission of funding music therapy, music programs, and child life services through organizations and local area hospitals, including Children’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s of Philadelphia’s Music Music Therapy Program Program. Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Foundation has raised and donated over $3.7 million for pediatric therapy programs in the Philadelphia region, including more than $3.3 million for CHOP.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation distributes thousands of dollars to local area hospitals at the end of each year to continue supporting its mission. This year, the following organizations received donations from the Foundation:
|Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - $500,000
Doylestown Hospital - $25,000
Grand View Health - $10,000
Jefferson Health Foundation - $10,000
Trinity Health/St. Mary Medical Center - $7,500
Catholic Community Services - $7,500
|CORA Services - $5,000
Christ’s Home Children and Family Services - $5,000
Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) - $5,000
KenCrest - $5,000
Providence Center - $5,000
Special People in the Northeast (SPIN) - $5,000
At CHOP, the Kids-N-Hope Foundation provides financial support for the Music Therapy Program, which is designed to effect positive change in the psychological, physical, cognitive, and social functioning of individuals with health or educational problems.
“The Kids-N-Hope Foundation made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of children over 25 years ago,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, Founder and Chairman of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation, and President & CEO of American Heritage Credit Union. “I am so proud of the work our volunteers and Board of Directors have done this past year. The Foundations is excited for the upcoming year’s fundraising opportunities for all of our beneficiaries, and we look forward to supporting these wonderful organizations.”
In 1996, American Heritage Credit Union become the first credit union in the country to form its own charitable organization. After American Heritage’s President & CEO Bruce Foulke visited the Seashore House at CHOP, he and the American Heritage Board of Directors determined that the Credit Union would pledge to become a permanent benefactor of local pediatric causes, and thus the Kids-N-Hope Foundation was created to support CHOP’s needs, starting with the Music Therapy Program.
“Music therapy and similar Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy support services are crucial to a patient’s care experience and CHOP relies on the generosity of donors, like American Heritage and the Kids-N-Hope Foundation, to provide these offerings to our patients and families who need it,” stated Tim Johnson, Senior Director of Corporate Leadership Giving at CHOP. “We truly appreciate this longstanding partnership and the investment they make in our children and families in our care.”